10 Easy Shrimp Salads Ready in 30 Minutes or Less

It always feels like a special occasion when shrimp is on the menu. Here are 10 quick and easy shrimp salads that make lunch, brunch, or light dinners seem like a seaside treat.

Saigon Noodle Salad | Ready in 30 minutes

Next time you grill shrimp, set aside a few extra to turn into an Asian-inspired cold noodle salad to enjoy the next day. You’re going to love the ginger/lime/chili dressing and all the fresh, crunchy vegetables.

 Saigon Noodle Salad

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Related: How to buy, clean, and cook shrimp.


Mango Shrimp Salad | Ready in 10 minutes

“This is a light and refreshing salad with nice presentation,” says lutzflcat. “The flavor of this salad is mellow/mild, so don’t forget that little splash of rice vinegar just before serving.”

Mango Shrimp Salad

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Warm Shrimp Salad | Ready in 25 minutes

It takes mere minutes to sauté fresh shrimp with lemon juice and butter for this satisfying salad. In fact, most of the prep time is for the bed of fresh vegetables you’ll serve the shrimp on.

Warm Shrimp Salad

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Related: This easy trick makes frozen shrimp taste way better.


Crab and Shrimp Louis | Ready in 15 minutes

A quick homemade Thousand Island dressing makes this classic seafood salad a stand-out. You’ll want to save this recipe so you can use the dressing again and again.

Shrimp Louis

Photo by Meredith

Shrimply Delicious Shrimp Salad | Ready in 15 minutes

Puns aside, this really is an easy, versatile shrimp salad you can serve over greens, stuffed into an avocado, or as a delicious picnic sandwich.

 Shrimply Delicious Shrimp Salad

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Shrimp and Avocado Salad | Ready in 20 minutes

WANDA VIRDEN says, “My brother, who is an outstanding cook and a real critic, replied to my question, ‘What do you think this recipe needs?’ ‘Just make more of it,’ he replied.”

Shrimp and Avocado Salad

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Related: How to slice an avocado safely.


Shrimp Egg Salad | Ready in 15 minutes

Upgrade your everyday egg salad with a handful of chopped shrimp. Ellen says, “I doubled this recipe and brought it to a 4th of July cookout last night. It was the first thing to go! My husband, who is not a fan of egg salad, loved it.”

Shrimp Egg Salad

Photo by Linda J.


Related: Learn how to make perfect hard boiled eggs.


Tangy Catalina Pasta Salad | Ready in 25 minutes

Shrimp and tuna meet up in this colorful pasta salad, but you could use all shrimp or add some crab if you’d like to.

Tangy Catalina Pasta Salad

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Shrimp and Soba Noodle Salad | Ready in 25 minutes

Chantal Rogers confesses, “I fell in love with the Panera Bread® Shrimp and Soba Salad, decided to recreate it myself, and fell in love with my recipe. This is now one of my favorites!”

Shrimp and Soba Noodle Salad

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Related: Try 9 quick and easy shrimp and pasta recipes.


Thai-Style Grapefruit and Prawn | Ready in 30 minutes

If you like things on the spicy side, this shrimp salad is for you. Creative Colin raves, “This was simple to make and very tasty to eat – so the best review wording would be ‘Simply brilliant.’ Thanks for sharing.”

Thai-Style Grapefruit and Prawn

Photo by Stirring up Trouble


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